Setting up Utility Accounts in the Netherlands

Setting out on a new adventure in the Netherlands is an exciting prospect. The land of windmills, tulips, and bicycles welcomes you with open arms, but before you can settle into your cosy new home, there’s a checklist that needs tackling. Klippa Relocation is here to help you navigate the complex process of setting up your utility accounts.

Electricity and Gas

Most rental properties have an already-connected electricity and gas supply, so you won’t be left in the dark (or cold!). First, check with your landlord or your tenancy agreement for all the necessary details. Next, you’ll need to choose an electricity and gas provider. Some of the popular companies include Eneco, Essent, and Vattenfall. There are various rates and packages available, which can be confusing, so take your time to find the best deal that suits your needs.

If you want to make it easier to set up electricity and gas accounts, see below how Klippa can help.


Check your tenancy agreement to find out if water supply is included in your rent or if you need to set up a separate payment. Setting up water in the Netherlands is quite simple because you cannot choose your water supplier. You just need to register with your local provider. To find out who your supplier is, visit

Water charges are typically quite reasonable, but you might notice the water pressure to be slightly lower than what you’ve experienced in other countries. You’ll be pleased to know that tap water is safe for drinking across the Netherlands, and it should be readily available in your rental accommodation.

Klippa can make it easier to set up your water account; see how below.

Internet and TV

Is the rental property advertised as having internet and TV connections? It’s important to clarify what’s actually included in the rent, so make sure you check the details. Tenants are usually responsible for contacting providers and arranging installation if they want cable TV or a specific internet package with a certain speed or data cap. Common options include Ziggo, KPN, or Budget Home among others. There are numerous options available, so you will be able to find a package that meets your needs and budget.

Setting Up Your Utility Accounts

Klippa Relocations knows that navigating new terrain can be challenging, especially with language barriers, unfamiliar procedures and a vast amount of choice. That’s why we have teamed up with Easy Nuts, the perfect partner for connecting all of your utilities in a way that is convenient for expats.

Why Set Up Your Utility Accounts With Klippa Relocation?

  • Free of Charge Service: Easy Nuts provides a cost-free utility setup service. We understand that moving countries can be a costly business, and we’re here to ease that burden.
  • Everything Arranged Within 24 Hours: Time is of the essence when relocating, and Easy Nuts ensures that your utilities are set up promptly.
  • English Customer Support: Expats need reliable assistance in a language they understand. Easy Nuts delivers with impeccable English-speaking customer service.
  • Trusted Suppliers: Easy Nuts only works with established suppliers in the Netherlands, ensuring you receive quality and reliability.
  • Green Energy Options: In line with our sustainable vision, Easy Nuts offers 100% green energy solutions to help make your new home eco-friendly.
  • Flexible Contracts: The Dutch market is very competitive, which translates to flexible contracts for you. Set up or cancel services without penalty, providing freedom and peace of mind.

How Do I Set Up My Utility Accounts?

  1. Get In Touch: Contact your Klippa Account Manager or submit your details via the website, and an English-speaking representative will call you back within 24 hours on business days.
  2. Email Confirmation: Receive an email with all your selected utilities, contract information, and personal details for your records.
  3. Connection Completion: The English-speaking customer support team will then ensure all your utilities are connected seamlessly.

Your move to the Netherlands will go as smoothly as possible, thanks to Klippa Relocations and Easy Nuts’ great service. We handle the nuts and bolts of setting up your utility accounts so you can focus on what truly matters – starting your new life in this wonderful country.

Final Thoughts

Contact your Klippa Account Manager or visit Easy Nuts to quickly compare and set up the utility accounts you need. Feel free to get in touch with us at Klippa Relocations if you have any questions or need additional assistance.

Speak to one of our experts or send a message today and find out how we can add value to your relocation programme.

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